Curriculum Maps and Resources

   

The Wyoming Department of Education updates the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards every 9 years. This gives districts time for to revise their curriculum maps to align with the state standards as well as align resources to the maps. Districts are then able to use the curriculum maps and resources in classrooms. This cycle repeats to keep maps and resources current and teachers using them to help students achieve the standards. 
 
 

Curriculum Map Description

SCSD#1 curriculum maps are based on Wyoming Content and Performance Standards.

Some curriculum maps are in an outline format. Each item listed is a learning target for which students will receive instruction. If an outline point has an asterisk next to it, that target is a proficiency target meaning students are expected to be proficient with that knowledge or skill by the end of the grade level.

Maps currently be being revised will be in Draft form. Recently revised curriculum maps are in a new format. Each subject/grade level/class map will contain a purpose statement, benchmarks and explanations, and standard references. Each of these curriculum maps contains a page with an annotated version of the map explaining each part of the map. The revised maps are reviewed by teachers who then give feedback to the Subject Area Committees on further revisions.

English Language Arts, Informational Literacy, and Foreign Language curriculum maps are currently in their Draft form.  These maps will go through the review and revision process in the 16-17 school year.

Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. They articulate the set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do, enabling them to be prepared for college and career success, to live a life that contributes to the global community. These expectations are communicated to students, parents, educators and all other Wyoming stakeholders, and provide a common understanding among educators as to what students should learn at particular grades.

For information on specific standards, appendices, domains and clusters, and performance level descriptors see the WDE Content and Performance Standards webpage.

Social Skills & School Culture

The Stop and Think Social Skills Program contains role playing and group activities, this nationally recognized program addresses four developmental levels and helps students learn interpersonal, survival, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. This program is used with students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

For more information on the Stop and Think Social Skills Program visit Voyager Sopris Learning online.